Frequently Asked Questions About Test And Tag Courses
Here are some common questions we are asked. (click on the orange cross to expand)
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Here is a response from the desk of John Blackburn – Head Tutor and Course Writer
Some course providers promote the notion if you don’t undertake a NA course it can compromise your insurance coverage.
I am not aware of a single instance of a claim under a public liability or Workcover policy has been rejected or payouts reduced based solely on the technician not having undertaken a NA course.
My research indicates insurance providers and Worksafe are more interested in whether or not the technician followed the correct procedures as defined in the Standard AS/NZS 3760.
If there was a genuine issue about insurance claims then why do those offering a NA course also offer a non-accredited version of course? It doesn’t make sense.
So it’s fair to say “Myth Busted“.
During the 10 years I have been running a testing and tagging business I have never been refused access to a site or had any issue obtaining insurance policies based on the type of course I, or my technicians, have undertaken.
The recommended way to become a competent person is to attend a reputable test and tag course.
Although the Standard does not require a competent person to be a registered or qualified electrical practitioner, some jurisdictions have specific requirements. Click here for information about QLD requirements.
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